Smart Cargo Kickstarter project adds a storage compartment to your Smart Cover

For me, an iPad is a productivity device. In order to get full use of it, I often end up carrying a VGA adapter, IR adapter, stylus, Satechi Smart Pointer, and sometimes also a USB hub and USB adapter. Those are all small accessories, but since most of them don’t have a way to grab onto the iPad, I often find myself balancing them on top. While I’ll have to keep doing that with my iPad mini, at least owners of full size iPads now have a very clever alternative, the Smart Cargo.

The Smart Cargo is a magnetic storage compartment designed to attach to the iPad’s Smart Cover, providing a pencil case-like place to store a stylus and other small accessories. It has been designed so that it can actually fit inside the triangular shape of the folded up Smart Cover when it’s being used as a stand, and to top it all off, it works as a handle for carrying the iPad around, or when holding it. That way it can potentially completely replace a bag solution, or work together with one if you like me also have larger accessories.

I really like this idea, and it’s just a pity that it’s not available for the iPad mini. The creator claims that it would be too small if adapter to the iPad mini Smart Cover, and while I agree than a direct scaled down version would be too small, I would gladly buy an iPad mini version that didn’t work as a handle or could be rolled up, and instead just gave me a larger magnetic storage compartment.

This is a Kickstarter project, so if you pledge the $20 needed to join in on getting this made now, you will still have to wait until October for it to ship. The project has already reached its funding goal though, so jumping on board within the next 55 days will get you in on the ride for sure.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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